2018 News Releases

AG Derek Schmidt statements on shootings of law enforcement officers in Wyandotte County

Release Date: Jun 15, 2018

TOPEKA – (June 15, 2018) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued the following statement on the shootings earlier today of two Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office deputies:

“Today’s terrible events in Kansas City bitterly remind us once again of the dangers and sacrifices faced every day by law enforcement officers throughout our state and nation. The prayers of all of Kansas lift up the deputy killed today, the deputy still fighting for life, their families and friends, and their fellow men and women in law enforcement who keep our communities safe each and every day.”

UPDATE – (June 16, 2018) – "The second Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office deputy shot yesterday has died. In this time of unspeakable loss, please keep the families, friends and colleagues of Deputy Theresa King and Deputy Patrick Rohrer, as well as all law enforcement officers, in your thoughts and prayers. Yesterday was the deadliest single day for Kansas law enforcement since December 16, 2012."

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